RECLUSIVE BLACK AFRICAN BILLIONIARE, UCHE OGAH, ON HIS TEN POINT ADVICE TO GET TO THE TOP OF YOUR DREAM
At last, African billionaire tycoon, reclusive and very human calm man, and very close to God, Dr Uche Ogah, President of the gigantic Masters Energy Group, a conglomerate with over 13 subsidiaries and interests spanning across Oil & Gas, Banking, Insurance, Aviation, Shipping, Dredging, Logistics, Construction, Travel Agency, Power, Commodities Trading, Fabrication e.t.c have revealed the top ten secret that shot him to top of his game
In a no bared session with CERUTTI MEDIA GROUP, CORPORATE BUSINESS UNIT, Dr Ogah, spoke on his top secret to top of his trade that you can learn from, but then is it not most appropriate to ask, before we shoot; who really is this reclusive black African billionaire?
BASIC FACT ON Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, OON, FCA
Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah was born about 44 years ago to Late Mr. Wilson and Ezinne Paulina Ogah in Uturu, Isikwuato Local Government area of Abia State.
He had his secondary school education at Ishiagu High School, Ishiagu, after which he attended the Institute of management and Technology, Enugu, where he graduated with distinction in Accounting at Higher National Diploma (HND) Level, and best faculty graduating student. He proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from the Ogun State University and went on to bag an MBA from the University of Lagos. He has attended many courses both at home and abroad.
LIFE AS ASTUTE BANKER
Dr. Uche was a consummate banker of distinction. He spent 15 years in banking sector during which he received many commendations and awards as proof of his diligence and high rated performance. He left Zenith Bank as an Assistant General Manager/Head, Ikeja Business Focus Group.
Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah is the President of Masters Energy Group, a conglomerate with over 13 subsidiaries and interests spanning across Oil & Gas, Banking, Insurance, Aviation, Shipping, Dredging, Logistics, Construction, Travel Agency, Power, Commodities Trading, Fabrication e.t.c. The Group has so far provided employment for over 6,000 Nigerians.
HEART OF GOLD
It is in the areas of business and positive contribution to society that Uche has made the greatest landmark. He is a very successful entrepreneur and businessman with a heart of gold. His belief in the Nigerian economy is strong and unequivocal. This belief informed his decision to make an investment (Masters Energy City) worth tens of billions of Naira in Port Harcourt at a time when most companies were running away from Niger Delta region because of security challenges. That single investment, a 158,000 Metric Tonnes petroleum products storage facility, has helped in no small measure in the stabilization of petroleum products availability and affordability in the whole of South-South, South-East and North-East and provided direct employment to over 600 citizens of the Niger Delta region in the spirit of Federal Government’s rehabilitation programme and over 4,000 ancillary employments.
MASSIVE FORAYS INTO ABIA
In December 2011, the Executive Governor of Abia State, His Excellency, Chief Theodore A. Orji, laid the foundation stone of Masters Energy Industrial City in Uturu, Isikwuato Local Government for various projects in the area. This multi-billion naira integrated industrial complex on completion is expected to grow the economy of Abia State because of the high number of businesspersons it would attract from across the African continent.
A PHILANTHROPIC COLOSSUS
Asides all these, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah stands like a colossus in the area of philanthropy. He has single-handedly provided electricity for villages, changed the landscape of a whole village by building prototypal houses and offered free medical services for citizens of the community. In addition to this, he built and equipped the modern hospitals in his native Uturu community in Isikwuato Local Government of Abia State and has offered scholarships to both primary and secondary students in the same community since 2006. Uche has also partnered Hopeville Rehabilitation Centre, Uturu for fabrication of Prosthetesis (Artifical limbs) or Orthosis (Calipers) for so many disabled persons. These are in addition to sponsoring many people to India for various medical issues.
The humanitarian and philanthropic disposition of Uche was taken to a higher level when he established a foundation in December 2011, the Uche Ogah Foundation which is primarily for empowerment, poverty alleviation and providing education and has empowered many in their various fields. He also instituted a chair at the Abia State University and is building an auditorium in the same university.
In recognition of his many contributions and philanthropic activities to the economic growth and empowerment of Abia State and the nation as a whole, he was conferred with the title of “Oke Osisi of Abia State in 2012 by the Government of Abia State and honored with a National Award of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), by the President & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR in the same year.
Dr. Ogah is a Christian businessman, who started his intimate relationship with Christ in 1986 as a student, in Scripture Union, Enugu. He later joined the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International in 1987 where he has been serving diligently and is currently a Field Representative in the Fellowship.
MULTIPLE AWARD WINNERS
Dr. Ogah is a recipient of numerous awards and titles as well as a member of various professional bodies among which include Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), African Peace Award (APA 2010), Meritorious Diamond Award for National Development (MEDA 2008), Distinguished Corporate Achievers Gold Award (2009), Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Shipping (2009), Oke Osisi of Abia State (2012), Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Brand Management (2012), Entrepreneurship Promoter of the Year (2012), Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON, (2012), Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration by Abia State University, Uturu (2013) amongst others.
He was also recently appointed as Ambassador and Member of the Governing Council of the Nigeria-Turkey Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Uche is happily and blessed with children.
Dr Ogah advised all and sundry aiming for the top to watch these qualities
· Hard work
· Passion for your work
· Closeness to God and regular paying of tithes
· Drive for work ethics
· Sincerity of purpose
· Love for community service
· Ability to dream big
· Reduction of all social ill vices, like partying, drinking and restlessness
· And drastic reduction of sleep